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Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy - Issue #26

Fasten your seatbelts: we've got a lot to talk about this week.

Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy

March 8 · Issue #26 · View online
This week in the digital economy.

Fasten your seatbelts: we’ve got a lot to talk about this week.

Firstly – we had a great finish to the Innovation and Design Thinking Module on the MBA at the end of last week. Thanks to everyone for their support. The students presented new ideas to the Sony Music execs….who loved what they saw and heard!!
Special thanks to our guest speakers: Harvey Wade, David Frohlich, and Mark Thompson.
And a very big thank you to Travis Street and Elvin Turner for delivering lots of great material with the students, and helping Prof Alan Brown to keep the whole show on the road.
Next – this article quite nicely captures a lot of what we tell students and businesses about testing ideas…..see what you think!
The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT. – Hacker Noon
Alan (R) gave a talk at the CIMA event on digital futures: "Over 100 people and lots of interest in CoDE. Seemed to go down well! I thought Andrew Miskin, CIMA president's talk was brilliant. His view of the challenges for CIMA in a digital economy was truly fascinating!"
Below, a timely reminder that Success has a long fuse, and a slow burn….
Success Doesn’t Strike, It Accumulates. – CJ Alvarado – Medium
Whatever next…?
Snapchat stock finishes up 44% on first day | TechCrunch
Blockchain. Misunderstood??
Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter?
This is fun….a very simple blockchain written in 200 lines of javascript!
A blockchain in 200 lines of code – Lauri Hartikka – Medium
Disruption, digital, marketing, and the blurring of sectors: some interesting background and predictions for the future….
The old ad agency is dead, long live the ad agency – ART + marketing
And some food for thought:
White Walls – Brian Chesky – Medium
Finally, check out our new ‘Executive Viewpoint’ section on our homepage, for industry reports and expert opinion.
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